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Published November 27, 2012
AWARDS OF ALL TYPES: Cambodia’s triumphant Davis Cup tennis squad "was served with a double cash bonanza on Friday." Cambodia PM HUN SEN "made a personal cash contribution of $12,000 to the six-member squad comprising national coach BRAEN ANEIROS, non-playing captain TEP RITHIVIT and players BUN KENNY, MAM PANHARA, MAM VETU and LONG SAMNEANG." In a related development, the ministry "decided to apply the sub-decree on cash incentives" regarding Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games to the Davis Cup squad. The ministry "awarded to the team a total of 120M riels ($29,993), 24M riels ($6,000) to each of the four players and captain" Rithivit" (PHNOM PENH POST, 11/26). ... USAIN BOLT won the Int'l Association of Athletics Federations World Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time Saturday "after defending his 100 and 200M Gold Medals at last summer's Olympic Games in London." U.S. sprinter ALLYSON FELIX "took home the women's award" (AP, 11/24). ... London Mayor BORIS JOHNSON on Monday "personally delivered a memento, copper petals from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games cauldron," to India's medal-winning athletes at an event in Delhi. Every country that competed at the London Games "was represented by a copper petal on the cauldron." The petals are now being offered to each country "as a legacy of their sporting achievements" and will be delivered around the world before the end of the year (IANS, 11/26).